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FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar

Arabian Business sees officials tour Doha to examine the country's efforts to host the 2022 World Cup.

FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Qatar 2022 Bid Chairman H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani welcomes chief FIFA inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls to Qatar on the first day of a three day visit. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup bid team unveil zero carbon, solar powered cooling technology for open-air stadiums. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
The inspection team was shown a prototype climate-controlled stadium developed for Qatar’s bid. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Qatar 2022 bid officials unveil plans for 110 story Doha Convention centre to FIFA inspectors. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Officials held a press conference on the first day of the three day visit at the Four Seasons hotel in Doha. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Doha already has six state-of-the-art stadiums and more would be built in time for the football tournament. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Thani, Chief FIFA inspector Harold Mayne-Nicholls and Danny Jordaan attend Qatar Stars League match between Al Saad and Al Ryyan. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
The match was held at the world’s first open air cooled stadium. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
FIFA inspectors tour a stadium on the first day of their inspection trip. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
The Doha Convention centre, unveiled by officials, would be FIFA HQ for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Qatar's bid is one of nine for the 2022 finals. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
Qatar’s main opposition will come from Australia, Japan, South Korea and United States. (Getty Images)
FIFA 2022 World Cup bid inspection tour Qatar
FIFA will announce the venues for 2018 and 2022 in Zurich on December 2.. (Getty Images)